Charles "Charlie" Short
Sunday 21st of December 1952 - Wednesday 20th of October 2021
Charles Ray Short, 68, passed away in the early morning of Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Charlie was born in Manchester, Kentucky to the late Howard and Evelyn (Collins) Short on December 21, 1952.
On June 13, 1971 Charlie wed Carolyn Rader and together, they celebrated 50 years of marriage. He was the owner of Athens Service Center in Lexington. He loved drag racing, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Carolyn; son, Charles “Cotton” (Stephanie) Short, Jr.; grandchildren, Sydney, Lynsey, C.J., and Benjamin Short as well as Paige Smith, and Haley Shelby; brothers, Howard Short, Jr. of Lexington, KY and John Short of London, KY; sisters, Evelyn Jones and Brenda Evans both of Richmond, KY; grandson-in-law, Jeremy Jent, and special nephews, John Devon and Matthew Williams. In addition to his parents, his brother, Dan Short, preceded Charlie in death.
Visitation for Mr. Short will be Tuesday, October 26th, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Milward – Man O’War located at 1509 Trent Blvd. Funeral service will be Wednesday, October 27th at 1:00 pm with Kenny King and Roger Ellis presiding. Interment will follow in Athens Christian Church Cemetery in Lexington.
In honor of his legacy, memorial donations may be directed to Cleveland Clinic Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute online at my.clevelandclinic.org/giving/make-a-gift.
To share a remembrance of Charlie or to offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.
He was a friend a really great guy you will be missed 🙏🏻
He is and was an amazing man. Truly a sweetheart, humble, and never met a stranger. We all love drag racing, but he allowed my son to get in his race car and ride to the Winner's Circle with him to take pictures. It meant more to me and my son than anything in the world. And then he was also allowed to ride back and switch the gears in the truck. He thought that was just the best thing ever. They welcome anyone and everyone with open arms and treated everyone as family. I'm so sorry for his family but just know you will see him and be with him again. All my prayers and love to the Short Family🏎🙏🚦💗
Ramona Kays Marshallsays
Carolyn and Cotton..we sure loved and appreciated Charlie for his honesty and kindness...he helped my Aunt Juanita when she had dementia and was mean to him..also helped my Uncle Finley when he stop by then get lost going home..he went out of his way to help me out..know you will miss him terribly and will be praying for you in the days to come..he was like no other...God Bless..Mona and Barry Marshall